Women and Climate Change

Women and climate change: Friends of UNFPA examines some ways that women in poorer countries bear the burden of climate change.

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Born at the end of a rope: Embracing indigenous childbirth traditions to save lives

CHURCAMPA, Peru – Edelmira Martina Antay Dávila remembers when women used to die in childbirth. “I used to give birth at home, but it was not good,” she told UNFPA. “Women can die, even from haemorrhages.” Ms. Antay lives in Churcampa, a remote, mountainous province that towers 2,000 metres…

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5 Takeaways from UNFPA’s 2019 State of the World Population Report

5 Takeaways from UNFPA’s State of the World Population Report 2019: what women’s empowerment and sexual and reproductive health rights look like today.

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Joint operation rescues hundreds from Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique

Kenneth is the second major tropical cyclone to hit Mozambique in only five weeks. The first, Cyclone Idai, caused more than more 1,000 deaths – including over 600 in Mozambique – and also affected Malawi and Zimbabwe.

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Delivering care in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis: UNFPA’s work in Yemen

UNFPA is in Yemen, ensuring women and girls receive life-saving reproductive health care in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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From safe birth to homes of peace: UNFPA’s work providing life-saving care to Rohingya refugees

UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, remains in Bangladesh, caring for Rohingya women and girls in what has become the world’s largest refugee camp.

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UNFPA’s Ongoing Work with Rohingya Refugees

A mass exodus of more than 725,000 Rohingya people from Myanmar began in mid-August 2017, with many forced to flee to Bangladesh, adding to the estimated 200,000 Rohingya refugees who had already fled to Bangladesh in previous years.  UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, remains in Bangladesh,…

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UNFPA’s Ongoing Work in Yemen

The world’s worst humanitarian crisis has been unfolding in Yemen over the last four years. Almost half the country’s health facilities are closed. Medicine and midwives are scarce. And the lives of millions of pregnant women and their babies are in grave danger. Even before the war, Yemen…

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How a Midwife can Save Moms Around the World

How a Midwife Can Save Moms Around the World: What does a midwife do? Friends of UNFPA goes over some ways that midwives save mothers and provide maternal care.

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Debunking 5 Myths about Condoms!

Debunking 5 Myths and Fact about Condoms- Friends of UNFPA talks about the safety and effectiveness of condoms and how they can empower women.

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